A team of administrators oversees the day-to-day operations of the school. The President is head of school and chief executive of cer. Faculty and staff members work in cooperation with the administrative team to fulfill the mission of Catholic High.

Academic Departments

Each academic discipline area is coordinated by a Department Chairperson.

Support Services

The school offers students and their parents services that support the educational program. Included in this area are the Departments of Guidance, Library/Media, Health Services, Food Service, and an Athletic Trainer on staff.


Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod '68


Ph.D. in Curriculum & Administration, University of Maryland College Park
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Loyola College Maryland
B.A. in English, Loyola College Maryland

Mrs. Sharon Johnston


M.A. in Leadership in Teaching, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Certificate in Special Education
Archdiocesan Catechist Certificate
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies Towson University

Dr. Gwendolyn Grant

Director of Institutional Advancement

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL
M.S. in School Administration & Supervision, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
B.A. in English, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Jack Powell, Jr.

Director of Finance

Master's in Accounting, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business
B.A. in Foreign Languages, McDaniel College
Chartered Financial Analyst
Certified Management Accountant

Sister Ann Dutrow, OSF

Director of Mission

M.Ed. in Special Education, Loyola University Maryland
B.A. in Elementary Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Message From The President


Dear Friends of Catholic High,

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn about Catholic High! As you look through our web site, I am confident that you will be impressed with our school: our academic programs, extracurricular activities, our mission and Franciscan identity. Each of these is a major part of who we have been since 1939 and who we are today.

Our college preparatory programs are inclusive to accommodate different types and abilities of learners. For students who may struggle in English or Math to students in Honors level courses, we stress encouraging each young woman to work to her potential in order to prepare her for a successful life beyond Catholic High.

In addition to our academic programs, our extracurricular activities are designed to engage students beyond the classroom. We offer athletics, vocal and instrumental music, art, language, and a variety of service-oriented clubs to meet the interests of our students. We encourage all students to be involved beyond the school day.

Our Mission and Franciscan identity define who we are. Modern times do not often afford young people the opportunity to truly learn and experience what is important and valuable in life. A Catholic High education is deeply rooted in our Franciscan identity and provides our students with daily opportunities to be empowered by Gospel values. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Catholic High is "dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation."

A Catholic High education is much more than a high school education. It is an education for life.

Thank you again for your interest in The Catholic High School of Baltimore! Please contact me personally should you have questions.

Lux Tua Luceat!


Barbara D. Nazelrod, Ph.D. '68

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Thoughts From The Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as principal of The Catholic High School of Baltimore. I am deeply humbled by the long history of accomplishments that have taken place over the past seventy five years, begun by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and continued today by empowering our young women through their education to become productive citizens in our global society. The Catholic High School of Baltimore has set the standard for educational excellence through our rigorous academic curriculum, our focus on responsible student leadership, and our commitment to Christian community service rooted in the Franciscan tradition.

I believe the education of your daughters involves a partnership based upon the commitment of our dedicated administration, faculty, and staff in conjunction with you, the parents and guardians. Working together, we can be certain that our students will thrive academically, spiritually, physically and socially. Our faculty is an enthusiastic group of individuals committed to the academic success of the students they serve. As a college preparatory school, our goal is to help your daughters identify their talents and interests while preparing them for their future academic and professional endeavors.

I sincerely hope that as you consider a high school for your daughter, you will look carefully at all that The Catholic High School of Baltimore has to offer. We encourage you to browse our website where you will learn about the exciting activities taking place at our school. In addition, you will find listed many opportunities to visit us. We invite you to join our Catholic High family. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Mrs. Sharon Johnston

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